If your looking for those perfect backyard BBQ side dishes and meals, look no further than local! There are plenty of fresh choices to make your 4th of July parties pop with flavor. Greens and salads can be accompanied now with fresh Peas, Radishes, Beets and Cucumbers! Make your weekend catch tens times more rewarding with some local Herbs that pair wonderfully with fish such as Dill, Thyme & Tarragon.
The farms and businesses listed below are members of SEMAP's Buy Fresh, Buy Local Campaign and Business-to-Business Network. For complete information on these local producers and MANY MORE check out our Online Farm Guide: www.semaponline.org
Examples of products available this week: (Lots more growing!! Check ONLINE FARM GUIDE!)
Cranberries Strawberries Tihonet Village Market Billingsgate Farm Four Town Farm Wareham, Ma. Plympton, Ma. Seekonk, Ma. www.admakepeace.com www.fourtownfarm.com
Beets Broccoli CN Smith Farm, Inc. Ward's Berry Farm Quittacas Farm
E. Bridgewater, Ma. Sharon, Ma. E. Freetown, Ma.
Cucumbers Garlic Scapes
Cape Abilities Farm The Farmer's Garden Quansett Gardens
Dennis, Ma. Rehoboth, Ma. Dartmouth, Ma.
Early Greens, Herbs & Lettuce (cont'd) Cape Abilities Earth Sisters Herbals Four Town Farm Dennis, Ma. Rochester, Ma Seekonk, Ma. www.capeabilities.org www.earthsistersherbals.com www.fourtownfarm.com
Early Greens, Herbs & Lettuce (cont'd)
Great Cape Herbs Lucky Field Organics Merrylegs Farm Brewster, Ma.
Rochester, Ma. Dartmouth, Ma. www.greatcape.com www.luckyfieldorganics.com
Early Greens, Herbs & Lettuce (cont'd)
Oakdale Farm Prospect Hill Farm Quittacas Farm
Plympton, Ma. East Freetown, Ma. www.oakdalefarms.com
Peas(Shell, Sugar Snap & Snow) The Farmers Garden Quittacas Farms Tony Andrews Farm Rehoboth, Ma. E. Freetown, Ma. Falmouth, Ma. www.tonyandrewsfarmstand.com
Sampson Farms Four Town Farm Prospect Hill Farm Ward's Berry Farm Westport, Ma. Seekonk, Ma.
Plympton, Ma. Sharon, Ma.
Four Town Farm Oakdale Farm Tony Andrews Farm
Seekonk, Ma. Rehoboth, Ma. Falmouth, Ma. www.fourtownfarm.com www.oakdalefarms.com www.tonyandrewsfarmstand.com
Aquaponic Tilapia Honey
E.&T. Farms Hana's Honey Wishing Stone Farm (Cert. Organic)
West Barnstable, Ma. Westport, Ma. Little Compton, RI
www.eandtfarmsinc.com email@example.com www.wisthingstonefarm.com
Shellfish (Oysters & Clams) Smoked Fish, Dips & Pates!
Barnstable Seafarms Nantucket Wild Gourmet & Smokehouse
Barnstable, Ma. Chatham, Ma.
Merrylegs Farm(Duck Eggs!) Prospect Hill Farm (Cert. Organic) Quansett Gardens Dartmouth, Ma. Plympton, Ma. Dartmouth, Ma.
Eggs (cont'd) Artisanal Cheeses Silverbrook Farm Wishing Stone Farm (Cert. Organic) Shy Brothers Farm Dartmouth, Ma. Little Compton, RI Westport, Ma. www.silverbrookdartmouth.com www.wishingstonefarm.com www.shybrothersfarm.com
Grass-Fed Beef Raw Milk Dufort Farms Bettencourt Dairy Oake Knoll Ayrshires Paskamansett Dairy Rehoboth, Ma. Rehoboth, Ma. Foxborough, Ma. Dartmouth, Ma.
Baked Goods (and so much more!)
The Artisan Bakery, LLC Ever So Humble Pies
Rochester, Ma. E. Walpole, Ma. www.theartisankitchen.com www.eversohumble.com
Flowers, Vegetable Plants & Nursery Items
Avant Gardens In the Weeds Flower Farm Lanzoni's
Dartmouth, Ma. Brewster, Ma. Acushnet, Ma. www.avantgardensne.com
Flowers & Plants (cont'd) Lazy Daze Lavender Fields Nessralla's Rehoboth Nurseries, Inc. Middleboro, Ma. Marshfield, Ma. Rehoboth, Ma.
Flowers & Plants (cont'd) Seven Arrows Farm Sprouts Farm Tranquil Lake Nursery Attleboro, Ma. Mashpee, Ma. Rehoboth, Ma. www.sevenarrowsfarm.com www.tranquil-lake.com
Jams & Jellies (made w/ local fruit!!) The Chatham Jam & Jelly Shop Tripp Farm (Cert. Organic) Chatham, Ma. Westport, Ma. www.chathamjamandjellyshop.com www.trippfarm.com
Ice Cream Beer
Cafe Arpeggio Buzzards Bay Brewery Cape Cod Beer
New Bedford/Fall River, Ma. Westport, Ma. Hyannis, Ma. www.cafearpeggio.com www.buzzardsbrew.com www.capecodbeer.com
Wine Newport Vineyards & Winery Sakonnet Vineyards
Middletown, RI Little Compton, RI
Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery Running Brook Vineyards
Westport, Ma. North Dartmouth, Ma.
Non-Edible Earth Friendly Products:
Earth Sisters Herbal Products Great to Be Green, Inc. Great Cape Herbs
Rochester, Ma. Swansea, Ma. Brewster, Ma.
www.earthsistersherbals.com www.greattobegreen.com www.greatcape.com
Soil, Compost, etc.
Avant Gardens CN Smith Farm, Inc. Rehoboth Nurseries, Inc.
Dartmouth, Ma. East Bridgewater, Ma. Rehoboth, Ma.
For complete information on all these farms (and MANY others),
plus MORE produce in season, check out our Online Farm Guide at www.semaponline.org
|Local Farmers Markets!
Farmers Markets are have exploded in Southeastern MA. There is one everyday of the week, all over the four counties, and beyond. If you haven't checked out your local market yet, do so soon! Below are a couple Farmers Markets in our area with a list of their vendors and what you might expect on typical market day.
*Note: Not all listed vendors may be in attendance each week; also, there may be more vendors than listed so check with the managers and/or farms if you have any questions.
Carver - Sundays; 1-5PM @ Shurtleff Park
What's the Scoop? You'll think you've stepped into Sherwood Forest when visiting this market entwined beneath the tall trees of Shurtleff Park. Tables of fresh local vegetables, fruit, and baked items mingle in the cool dabbled sunlight with local artists, craftsmen and musicians. Where else can you find local Cranberries, Lavender Soap, and a Blacksmith all in one spot?
Visit these Vendors!
Eve Ayling (Herbs)
Paradise Hill Farm
Crystal Martin (Jewelry) Carol Fortier (Table runners, placemats)
Deborah Ray (Shell/driftwood crafts)
Dena Donahue (Quilts, certamics, etc.)
Denise Girard (Candy, dog biscuits) Earle A. Thompson (Wood crafts)
Gail & Jim Nauen (Paintings, prints) John & Elizabeth Parriot (Jewelry & music)
Judy Rockett (Knitting, cards) Lisa Martin (Candle, cards)
Patricia Harris (Jewelry) Mike De Arruda (Blacksmith, ironware)
Val Hunnefield (Mobiles)
Virginia Bowman (Handbags, hats)
Fairhaven - Sundays; 1-6PM @ Fairhaven High (Rt. 6 & Main St.) www.greenfairhaven.com
What's the Scoop? School is out - but at the Fairhaven Farmers Market you can continue to learn about local foods and Fairhaven community happenings, all while enjoying good tunes! Fairhaven boasts a rotating array of fresh seasonal produce, cheese and baked goods, as well as fantastic non-edibles like body care items and other earth-friendly products. Check out their website for upcoming musical guests and community blog.
Visit these Vendors!
Falmouth - Thursdays; 12-6PM @ Peg Noonan Park
What's the Scoop? This is the first year for the Falmouth Farmers Market, and it's quite the place! You can find here everything from local produce and cheeses, to pies, locally roasted coffee and even lobsters fresh off the boat. Every week is something different, so head down and see what all the excitement is about.
Visit these Vendors!
Middleboro (2) - Fridays; 3-7PM @ Cirelli's Marketplace, 30 Commercial Blvd.
Saturdays; 9-1PM @ The Town Hall
What's the Scoop? In addition to the Saturday Middleboro market, this year Cirelli's has offered their parking lot as a new location for a late Friday afternoon market. The location and time is perfect for starting your weekend off right with a little local!
Visit these Vendors!
FRIDAYS (Cirelli's): SATURDAYS (Town Hall):
Nash Nurseries Abbotnbandit Designs
Costa's Farm CN Smith Farms, Inc.
Lazy Daze Lavender Fields Black Eagle Bison
CN Smith Farms, Inc. Lazy Daze Lavender Fields
Black Eagle Bison Chelsea's Cottage (Angel gifts)
Freitas Farm... Virginia Bowman (Handbags, hats, quilts)
(...look for many of the same great vendors as Mike De Arruda (Blacksmith, ironware)
the Saturday Middleboro Market!) Crystal Martin
Plymouth (2) - Thursdays; 2:30 - 6:30PM @ Stephen's Field (Rt. 3A)
Saturdays; 9:30 - 1:30PM @ Court House Green (Court St.; Plymouth Center)
What's the Scoop? The Plymouth Market is booming this year! Both days will sure to please all your senses with great scenic locations, a tasty and aromatic array of local foods and music to boot! Everything from fresh produce (including organic), pottery, herbal soaps, breads and pies, goat cheeses, and specialty sauces and rubs. There's even compost and worms available to get you out gardening! Check out their website for event info and musical guests.
Visit these Vendors!
THURSDAYS (Stephen's Field):
SATURDAYS (Court House Green): Be sure to check out these markets, as well as the dozens of others all across Southeastern MA. Get all their info on our Online Farm Guide!
Most of us have unfortunately been brought up on super market eggs. The perfectly white shell and perfectly boring texture and flavor. If you haven't yet tried its fresh locally-raised counterpart, you're missing out! On the other hand, if this is old hat to you, than I offer you a chance to broaden your taste buds and locovoare know-how to enjoy a local Duck Egg!
A Quick Guide to Duck Eggs:
The big beautiful orangy-yellow yolk of a duck egg make it a fantastic substitute for chicken eggs in any baking recipe. It can often yield a richer flavor and
lighter texture than chicken eggs due to their higher fat content. The whites have more protein than chicken eggs and when boiled, the whites tend to turn a bluish hue, and the yolk a red-orange. Duck eggs can be substituted for chicken eggs in any recipe, so give them a whirl! Head to a local farmers market or farmstand that offers duck eggs and spruce up your next dinner party or Sunday morning breakfast with this recipe below:
Hard-boiled Fresh, Local Duck Eggs with Pancetta and Greens Dressed Strawberry Lime Vinaigrette
Makes 4 servings
4 fresh, locally farmed duck eggs
5 slices pancetta or bacon
5-8 ounces baby greens
1 teaspoon strawberry puree
1 teaspoon lime juice
1 teaspoon white balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper
1 - Place the duck eggs in a medium pot and cover with water. Bring
the water to the boil. As soon as it boils remove the pot from the
stove and let the eggs sit in the water for 12 minutes. Drain the
eggs, run under cold water, and remove the shells.
2- While the eggs are cooking, dice the pancetta or bacon into small
pieces. Heat a medium-sized frying pan over medium heat, and cook the
meat until crispy. Drain over paper towels and let cool.
3 - For the vinaigrette, in a large bowl mix strawberry puree, lime
juice, white balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and a pinch of salt and
pepper with a whisk. (For the strawberry puree, process some
strawberries in a food processor or blender. Strain mixture through a
colander into a bowl.)
4 - Dress greens with vinaigrette. Place on serving plates with quartered duck eggs and pancetta or bacon. Serve immediately.
Egg Hunt! Find local duck eggs as these farms, as well as on our Online Farm Guide.
607 Elm St.
Dartmouth, MA 02748
Available at farm or Dartmouth Farmers Market (Friday's 8AM-12PM @ 565 Rounseville Road)
Clover Path Garden
Certified Organic Eggs & Poultry
Available at farm or Rochester Farmers Market (Saturdays 9-12PM @ Rex Field, Elm St.)
Thanks to Jenn O'Connell for this fantastic recipe and information on Local Duck Eggs!
Be sure to scan our Online Farm Guide to look for other great farms and their upcoming activities.
Clambake on the lawn @ Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery
Saturday, July 5th
1:30-3:00pm; $80.00 + tax/guest by advanced reservation only
Call ahead for tickets at 508-636-3423 ext 2 or buy them online www.westportrivers.com
What says "summer in South Coastal New England" more than a traditional clambake? Freshly harvested Atlantic clams and fish, Westport potatoes & onions, and Dartmouth sausages baked over rockweed and stone. Something new for us but old as the glacial soil in which the vineyard is planted.
join us under the tent as Westport bake master Jeff LeValley prepares
his traditional clambake, from building the fire, to rake out, to
baking the seafood under rockweed and canvas.
And to round out the day, we have traditional American folk music performed by Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelley.
Schedule of Events:
start off the day with tours of the vineyard & winery offered by
Rob Russell and staff members. Sip a glass of Westport Rivers wine or
cold Buzzards Bay Brew from the cash bar and watch as Bakemaster Jeff
LaValley prepares a traditional New England clambake the old fashioned
way using locally sourced ingredients.
12:00 - 2:00 Enjoy the traditional folk music & dance performed by the popular husband and wife duo Atwater & Donnelly.
1:00 Clambake with all the fixings is served
Event will be held rain or shine under the tent------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Buying Local in Boston - New Store Opening!!
City Feed & Supply - 66 Boylston St. AND672 Centre St., Jamaica Plains www.cityfeedandsupply.comCity Feed & Supply is a small, neighborhood grocery/cafe catering to the Ped Set with
a fine selection of natural foods, bread, bagels and pastry delivered
daily, fair trade coffee, local goods, and the list goes on.We will be opening our second location in Jamaica Plains mid to late July. Our aim is to supply our customers with as many locally produced items as possible, as well as support small farms and producers of artisan foods. Please keep checking back on our website for more information, and let us help you put off that dreaded trip to the supermarket for a few more days.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
"Top Chef" Mike Melo!
One of New Bedford's favorite chefs is heading for the big lights of Hollywood - we hope! Mike Melo chef of M&C Cafe on Bellevue Ave in New Bedford is working with a local studio to make a short video clip for the popular TV competition, Bravo's Top Chef. The video is guaranteed to make your mouth water with Mike's skillful preparation of fresh NB scallops, pea greens and other seasonal produce.
You can see the video clip and learn more about Mike's restaurant, catering service and local events he'll be attending on his website: www.mandccafe.com
|Where ELSE Can I Find Local Products?|
SEMAP's Buyer Members in our Business-to-Business/Buy Fresh Buy Local Network are local restaurants, schools, and markets. Listed here are 2008 members; they are a group interested in supporting local producers and educating their customers on the many benefits of buying fresh, local products.
Barnstable County, Ma.
If you're looking for a nice dinner, lunch or local market to pick up some snacks, be sure to check out these great businesses.